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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 19, 2018 10:30pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Why are some PDFs text-searchable, and others are not?

I'm confused (situation normal for me) about why some of the uploaded Community Texts are offered as both PDF (image-based) as well as PDF WITH TEXT (searchable), and yet others are only offered as PDF (image based). Yes, there is always a FULL TEXT version, but it's just confusing why some Community Texts just have only a PDF option. Thank you in advance for any reply with details.

Example of a document that's only offered as image-based (PDF):
https://archive.org/details/1888BuffaloNYIndustrialFairPaper

Example of a document that's offered as image-based (PDF) and as text-searchable (PDF WITH TEXT):
https://archive.org/details/1897BrewersConventionBuffaloNY

/Bri in Elma NY USA